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Social Good Brand Gives Away Inspirational Stories of Courage
COURAJ is a social good clothing brand founded by Chris Duncan. Based in Austin, TX, it is based on the buy 1, give 1 model. However, instead of giving a product with every purchase, it is giving...more



Youth in Philanthropy to Teach Next Generation About Giving Back
The Youth in Philanthropy program (nicknamed "YIP"), founded by Foundation for MetroWest, was launched in five Concord schools with one common goal: to teach Concord's next generation about...more

Volunteers Join Beach Clean Up Efforts
Volunteers participate in clean up efforts to search for traces of tar that hit the Galveston Bay due to a large oil spill. Clean up efforts were performed by the volunteers working with the...more

Orange Foundation Supports Hartavan New Community Development Project Launch
Orange Foundation announced the launch of an initiative under the name of One Village to help the comprehensive development of rural communities. The first project will be implemented in Hartavan...more

Gift Economy: Paying It Forward for Good
Diagnosed with an unusual type of stomach cancer, Brice Royer started looking for ways to remove himself from the system he believed was making him sick and stumbled on the concept of the gift...more

United Way Lancaster County Seeks Volunteer Tax Preparers
The United Way of Lancaster County is currently seeking volunteers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. The program is a free tax-preparation service for lower-income individuals and...more

Attercliffe-Based Fund Hits Busiest Month
The Sheffield-based Key Fund, a social enterprise, has just completed its busiest month since it sets off a decade ago. The fund has received 42 applications from July to August, which is three...more

Volunteering Comes With Benefits Beyond Doing Good
Vickie Martin, a volunteer at Lancaster EMS, learned that volunteer work plucks benefits beyond doing good for others. To start, volunteering enables the development of new skills and connections;...more

Potato Salad Kickstarter Campaign To Hold Benefit Concert for Homeless
Zack Danger Brown, who spearheaded the scrumptious potato salad Kickstarter campaign that started with a modest amount of $10 for a quality side dish, will host a benefit concert to help alleviate...more






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The Social Investment Tax Relief


The proposed Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) has UK civil society and social organizations stirred up this season. The supposed tax relief on investment in social impact bonds will support the UK social economy.




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